Bloodseeker Item Build and Gameplay Guide

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Bloodseeker Guide - Advantages, Weaknesses Drafting, Item Build and Gameplay



Advantages:
  1. one of the best Hunters in dota.
  2. Very terrible in the late game
  3. I can find/detect dying enemies. Including invisible!
Weaknesses:
  1. Disabler
  2. Small amount HP and MP, easily killed
Do not pick:
  1. If many of your enemies are Stunner/Disabler.
  2. Lack Durable heroes in the team.
Pick:
  1. If a friend pick Batrider ...
  2. Many enemies pick Spell Casters.
  3. your team need a great hunter.
Role: Carry - Jungler

Item Build and Gameplay

Early Game Items:
  • Quelling Blade
  • Stout Shield
  • Clarity
  • Tango
Core Items:
  • Power Treads

Strategy:
The best place to be is middle lane with Bloodseeker. Why? So you can get to level 6 fast and start ganking. He has very little range so you have to time your last hits right so you can stay in the lane longer. Obviously do your best not to die and if you are middle lane with an Int Hero, use Bloodrage to harass them. If you do not last hit and deny creeps.....start to. this is essential for any hero to learn but with someone who is as farm-reliant as Bloodseeker it can make the difference between you getting Radiance or not.

If you are not middle lane, try to lane with a support or someone that has good disables. DO NOT LANE WITH A CARRY OR ANYONE THAT NEEDS FARM. If you do one of you will not be well farmed.

Mid Game Items:
  • Blade Mail
  • Radiance
Strategy:
By this point you should have Rupture and be able to gank a couple of runaways or Solo Laners. Small team fights will start breaking out. Target anyone running away or on low HP. A good combo vs an Int Hero is Bloodrage, Rupture then chase them. Against anyone else you can also Rupture then Bloodrage yourself to give yourself more damage. Your passives are still active even though you are silenced by Bloodrage.

This is where you will decide what your build will be. If by the 20 minute mark you have 3000 gold, I would say go ahead, try to get Radiance (if you don't die and lose gold). If you are short on gold due to lack of last hitting or you got shut down once or twice, I would get Vladmir's Offering or Power Treads. Vladmir's Offering are good if you want to stay in your lane longer because of Lifesteal and HP regen and Power Treads if you plan on having higher attack speed and damage to burst gank people.

Late Game Items:
  • Desolator
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Assault Cuirass

Strategy:
Lots of team fights here and if you did everything right mid game you should have good enough items to gank almost anyone. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF Thirst. If you see it come on, look around the map to see who's low, chase them, and Rupture them. If you can't rupture, Bloodrage on yourself and chase. I never approach a team fight from the front. Sometimes I might wait in the trees for someone who has low enough health where the damage from Rupture might make them run back (only to realize they lost health because of my ult :)) If they are smart and don't move, quickly run in for the kill and take advantage of Thirst and gtfo before they chase you.

Who you focus on during your gank adventures (its what I call it) REALLY makes a difference. A lot of times, I like to take out their Supports like Omniknight and Dazzle so the team has no heals. Many times though, you will be asked to take out their strongest hero. For example, a well fed Ursa from the other team runs into a team fight. I will focus on taking him out before he wrecks my entire team. It's really dependent on the situation who you should focus on. Just remember not to charge in blindly and take out someone who is not a threat to the team just for an easy kill.

Friends and Enemies

Friends:

Best Friend
  • Pudge
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Dark Seer
  • Batrider
  • Ancient Apparition
  • Spirit Breaker
  • Pugna
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Disruptor

Enemies:

Durable
  • Axe
  • Alchemist
  • Centaur Warrunner
  • Dragon Knight
Silencer
  • Doom
  • Drow Ranger
  • Death Prophet
  • Silencer
Disabler / Stunner
  • Slardar
  • Treant Protector
  • Sven
  • Earthshaker
  • Enigma
  • Faceless Void
  • Magnus
 

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